Risk management articles for churches about health and safety
If someone is taken ill or is injured at your church premises, it can be important that immediate assistance is provided to them. This can save lives and may prevent minor injuries becoming major ones.
Work equipment is machinery, appliances, apparatus, tools or installations for use at work (whether exclusively or not).
Safety signs warn of hazards or advise people on what precautions to be taken to protect against danger.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) includes gloves, safety helmets, eye protection, high-visibility clothing, hearing protection and footwear.
Manual handling is the transporting or supporting of loads by hand or the use of bodily force. This includes lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving loads.
Occasionally, some products or substances you may come across at your church premises can potentially be hazardous to health. Examples include bleach, weed killers, insecticides, petrol, dusts and asbestos.
Whatever the extent to which young people are involved in your church, you will need to take steps to make sure that they remain safe.
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